Monthly Archives: April 2011

While waiting on news from Kangchenjunga camp base: Anna reports on trek back from Oktang to Taplejung

Anna Gatta reports: Below you can already find the blog posts describing the expedition’s trek up to base camp. Since we have some radio silence for yet a few days, I thought I write about my return back to Kathmandu after leaving Philippe and the team in Oktang. _________________________________________________________________________ 20 APRIL: Oktang-Tseram 18km (?), +198m, […]
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Snowfall for many days on Kangchenjunga

Anna Gatta reports: The Romanian-Polish-Italian Expedition reports on heavy snow fall on Kangchenjunga for the week coming. I guess the patience game is starting… Still no news from our Team that might be in BC or in camp 1. More information on Kangchenjunga expedition Plus d’informations sur ExpĂ©dition au Kangchenjunga
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Finally some news!

Anna (me), just arrived to Kathmandu after a beautiful trek up to Oktang, 4800m (just below the south base camp) where I left the expedition to head down again. We had some issues with lack of porters and the expedition team is still missing their communication stuff. We haven’t been able to communicate at all since […]
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Trek from Tharpu to Kangchenjunga base camp – part 2 of 2

Anna Gatta’s report on the trek: 17-18 APRIL:  Ramche Rest days Philippe Gatta looking at Kangchenjunga. Photo: Anna Gatta The 17th was a rest day and Philippe and I profited the day off to go up towards Oktang to try to get our first views of Kangchenjunga. We just needed a 30 minutes walk, almost […]
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Trek from Tharpu to Kangchenjunga base camp – part 1 of 2

We have all heard that Kangchenjunga is a little rougher, wilder and – organization wise – more complicated than many other Nepal treks. It all turned out to be true. This is Anna Gatta’s report on the trek up to base camp where she left Philippe and the expedition team to head back to Kathmandu. […]
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Kangchenjunga (8586m): arrived in Kathmandu

Kathmandu sunrise from Gangjong Hotel. Photo: Anna Gatta We arrived in Kathmandu yesterday morning. We spent the afternoon to check the gear and buy expedition food and last minute items. In the evening a truck with all our bags left toward the start of the trek. During the night the truck stop at road crossing, […]
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Kangchenjunga (8586m): ready to go

I just received the last products from my sponsors for the Kangchenjunga expedition: – a new Gore Tex Jacket and an Expedition Light rucksack from Berghaus. This new 80+10L rucksack is amazing and weights less than 1.4 kg and just 830 grams stripped! They come in addition to all the kit that Berghaus already sent: […]
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Climbing: Peillon

If you plan to climb in Peillon’s cave, you should wait a little bit because most routes are still wet. Among the few routes dry, I climbed A bout de Souffle (8b), Batman (7c+) and the warm-up routes on the right. Anna in Batman, 7c+. Peillon’s cave (© P. Gatta) Routes: 38 routes from 6c […]
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